Battle continues for additional LRT stations on Central Corridor

On December 11, the Metropolitan Council presented a new study on a long-debated issue in the proposed Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Line along University Avenue. The study argued that the implementation of three additional LRT stations—located at the intersections of Hamline, Victoria, and Western Avenues—would not be feasible. Opinion: Battle continues for additional LRT stations on Central Corridor
The study was in large part a response to community concerns that low-income neighborhoods in Saint Paul are not being equally served by LRT development as it is currently designed. Stations along the east end of University Avenue, the most transit- dependent area of the corridor, are currently planned at one-mile intervals. According to the study, each station would add a cost of $5.5 million to the overall project budget of almost $1 billion. Continue Reading